Type 2 diabetes and renal disease

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1644823 tn?1330059575 To prevent the onset of severe diabetes side effects, which includes renal failure, cardio system failure, and amputation. Unless controlled and managed, diabetes becomes a progressive disease.
Avatar n tn Get a GTT + insulin levels - find out if you have IGT, IFG, type 2 diabetes and/or insulin resistance, or even an very early type 1. Also get complete blood work, cortisol, hormones, etc - they may be overlooking something.
Avatar f tn I have had diabetes for 21 years. I am type 1 and 2. About 4 years ago I started having problems with high blood pressure - which I had never had before. My kidneys were tested constantly and never anything for concern. I had back surgery and when I woke up in recovery - I had high blood pressure. It has not gone away. I joined a gym. I would be working out and my pulse rate would go from 111 and drop to 44. I would almost pass out. I went to doctor and NOW I am a stage 3 CKD!
Avatar m tn my husband was told he has type 2 diabetes and his kidneys are only functioning at 50%. He was told to stop drinking soda and diet soda and drink a lot of water. What can be causing this? He is 63 yrs old and has been taking blood pressure. coloeteral medication along with a diuretic. Should he have ultra sound done to see if there is another problem creating this problem?
665587 tn?1265950524 So i am so sorry for you're brother it is so sad. Diabetes is a scary disease and i believe they have cures but won't give them to us because if they cured all of us then they wouldn't have jobs.. Well thats how i feel.
Avatar f tn I initailly thought I had type 2 diabetes since it runs in my family, but all of my tests were normal. I have since been to the Gyno and Urologist and all of my test are still coming up normal (renal ultrasound, colposcopy w/biopsy, blood work, urine cultures). Most recently my right toenail on my big toe has started flling off - I believe it's becasue of a beau line (I suffered no trauma to the toe).
1469903 tn?1286650297 Of all the patients with diabetes, only approximately 10% of the patients have type 1 diabetes and the remaining 90% have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes was also referred to as non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), or adult onset diabetes mellitus (AODM). In type 2 diabetes, patients can still produce insulin, but do so relatively inadequately for their body's needs, particularly in the face of insulin resistance as discussed above.
Avatar f tn Also, lidocaine should be used with caution in patients with bradycardia, those with first or second degree heart block, and severe liver or renal disease. Cortisone injection may be used sometimes because of its effectiveness to some but not necessarily mean the choice of management. It is always recommended (and due to limitations of the internet) that patients seek their primary physicians to discuss the best management plan suited for them. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn hi doctors, well i joined this class that involves solving cases and all and i got this question about this guy with type 2 diabetes. i have answers but i want a definite and confirmed answer. please help. here is the case. Mr. Sweet is a 55-year-old man with type 2 DM first diagnosed 3 years ago. Other medical problems include obesity and hypothyroidism. He has a history of heavy alcohol use but quit drinking alcohol 3 years ago.
Avatar n tn your medical knowledge surely surpasses mine, because I'm just the mom of a type-1 diabetic and the wife of a type 2. From a diabetes point of view, there's probably nothing else to do besides the continuing effort for tighter BS control. It would seem wise to consult a renal specialist, to find out if a ratio above norm is reason for concern or not, and what if anything can be done about it. good luck, and sorry I can't provide specific medical advice.
Avatar f tn She is morbidly obese and has type 2 diabetes and extremely uncontrolled high blood pressure, and a severe panic disorder. She started a low carb/high protein diet when she was diagnosed. She has lowered the amount of insulin she needs from 160 units a day to 60 units which is great. But since this diet her high blood pressure has sky rocketed. We were in the ER twice last week with blood pressures greater than 200. I think the highest was 227/115.
Avatar m tn my father has ischaemic heart disease with reduced ejection fraction of 16%,impaired renal function,mild type 2 diabetes and elderly age,78.he is on clopidogrel,irbesartan,lasix .
Avatar m tn Islet cell transplantation, which has been used experimentally to treat type 1 diabetes, places cells from an organ donor into the pancreas of a person with type 1 diabetes. Islets are cells found in clusters throughout the pancreas. The islets themselves contain beta cells, which make insulin, the hormone that helps the body use glucose for energy.
Avatar n tn The 8-hour test you mentioned was the only way we could figure out what it was (diabetes) and treat it properly. I dropped my little guy off in the morning and picked him up in the evening. They wanted to keep him all day because of the amount of tests and they needed to control food, water, measure urine output, etc. I can't imagine a vet wanting you to bring him back and forth all day. I don't know how to tell you when you know if they have suffered enough.
Avatar m tn My husband also has CHF, Type 2 Diabetes, Stage 4 Kidney Disease and a defib-pacemaker. The past three weeks he has been coughing due to severe edema. His size 10 feet are in size 12 shoes. I cannot get both of my hands arounds the calves of his legs. His feet and legs look like they are going to burst. He went to the doctor last week and they increased his lasix - 160 mg twice a day. No change to the edema. He went back yesterday and they prescribed Metolazone (diuretic).
Avatar n tn Hello, From the reports which you have sent,it is clearly evident that your mother is suffering from diabetes mellitus which is most probably type-II diabetes and she also has got mild kidney disease because of diabetes. I sincerely advsie you to consult a diabetologist and make sure that her blood sugar levels are well under control.All other investigations are within normal limits. Hope it helps.
Avatar f tn Your story breaks my heart as I lost my 14-year-old dog, Chica, to this exact disease on January 4. The vomiting is so awful to watch in the end as it just goes on and on and on... There are many anti emetic meds to try. Has your vet not prescribed anything? Reglan (metoclopromadine) is a very cheap medication, unfortunately, it is also metabolized in the kidneys, so a too high dose results in toxic levels in the blood.
Avatar n tn I know too much about diabetes and its complications, that made things even worse. I just searched and searched the journals about type 1 diabetes and got scared by the poor prognosis. I'm a christian and I just can't understand why god gave me such a disease, I blamed god for that. Type 1 DM is very rare in Chinese, the incidence is around 0.14/100000 per year. Why am I so unfortunate?
Avatar f tn It has been linked to CFS/FM, MS, AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, Wegener’s disease, Cancer, Alzheimer's, RA, Chron's, Colitis and Diabetes. Just look at the table of Mycoplasma Pathogens and corresponding Diseases in Leslie Taylor's report. It all looks scary, but knowledge is power, and with becoming more proactive with our Health, we can beat all these nasty diseases. Dr Garth Nicolson is the authority in treating mycoplasmal infections: "Nicolson G, Nicolson NL.
Avatar f tn I have been to the cardiologist in the past and they have done stress test, stress echo, EKG, holter monitor, renal doppler, and they say I just have sinus tachycardia and they don't know the cause. I had my family doctor check me for diabetes, anemia, and my thyroid function to see if we could figure out the cause of my tachycardia, but he just told me all my results were "normal." I don't have copies of any of those labs.
Avatar f tn ) A few questions for you... 1) How old are you? 2) Whats your blood pressure like? 3) Any kidney disease in your family? 4) What prompted you to get your GFR tested in the 1st place? Was it part of your yearly check up?
Avatar m tn As mentioned above you now need a full check for diabetes. Diabetes can develop rapidly. If you are thin it may not be Type 2, it could be type 1. If you have a home meter you can test 2 hours after eating (ideally <100 but <120 is still considered acceptable) and fasting first thing in the morning before eating - normal is in the 80s but < 95 is considered normal. Your doctor should be checking HBA1C as a screening test. This gives average blood sugar for the past 3 months.
Avatar f tn 89%, normal T3/T4. I've had a radical nephrectomy from renal cell carcinoma. Positive for Factor V Leiden (homozygous) 2 different blood thinners failed last year with multiple DVT/PE & surgery for an IVC filter. When the nurse called with the above lab results I asked if it's primary hypothyroidism or if it's secondary to something else & all I got was "uhh...uhh...I don't know but take the Levothyroxin (125 mcg) & come back in a month.
Avatar m tn I'm sure I would be huge, have type 2 diabetes, have confirmed issues beyond IBS and who knows what all else. I wonder where I would be right now if someone hadn't thought to have me ask my doctor to get my vitamin D tested, along with the usual suspects? Probably dead. I'm telling my story to say that I definitely agree with you and to encourage the original poster to get the nutrient panel done. Make sure you get the vitamin D tested. You usually have to ask for this one specifically.
Avatar f tn The very first rule in dealing with a cat who is defecating and/or urinating inappropriately is to rule out medical problems like diabetes, kidney disease or other concerns. Then, if she has no medical issues, you can start really focusing on behavior issues. As far as litterboxes go, the general rule of thumb for multiple cat households is one litterbox per cat plus one box. In your friend's case, he should have three boxes.
Avatar n tn hello , my father is 53 years old and had an attack for the secondtime, as per reports below is the info : LAD :type III vessel & ostial 99% stenosis MID 90% Stenosis Distal Diffuse Disease Diagnols : 1 in number and normal LCX : Non-dominant & Proximal 90% stenosis OM: 2 in number & diffuse disease RCA : Dominant & Proximal 30-40% stenosis ad MID 60% Stenosis As doctors are telling his vessels are completely damaged and nothing can be done and bypass also cannot be don
Avatar f tn fasting plasma glucose level from 110 mg/dL - 125 mg/dL. Diabetes - 126mg/dL and over. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus causes a condition called diabetic nephropathy, which is the leading cause of kidney disease in the United States.
Avatar n tn More Info on Renal Failure and HepC http://patients.uptodate.com/topic.asp?file=glom_dis/18487 Renal disease with hepatitis C virus infection Burton D Rose, MD UpToDate performs a continuous review of over 375 journals and other resources. Updates are added as important new information is published. The literature review for version 15.3 is current through August 2007; this topic was last changed on July 5, 2006. The next version of UpToDate (16.1) will be released in March 2008.